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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-20-14, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Melted vacuum line

I just bought a 1991 Ford F150. and am slowly fixing the things that ail it. One is a pink vacuum line that has melted through. When I replace the line, where do I route it to keep it from melting again?

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Re: Melted vacuum line

Not to be a smart ass, but away from the heat. If you're replacing the line with generic vacuum hose, you can always re-rout the line to a safer location. Generally, the hoses are routed through a safe path, might want to look into whether the line shifted or is something going wrong and causing excessive heat to be generated in that location.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-20-14, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Melted vacuum line

Don't worry about it. I'm a complete newbie to doing anything mechanical. It's turning out to be quite fun. This pickup was apparently attended to by a very shady "mechanic" before I bought it two weeks ago. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Re: Melted vacuum line

Hi islandcat. I'm moving this post to the truck section located here. This section is for forum functionality issues or suggestions.

Thanks, James
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Thank you, James. I'm new.
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Not a problem. Welcome to the forums.
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